[LINK] thousands of vulnerable devices

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Mon Oct 26 19:30:28 AEDT 2009

Scan of Internet Uncovers Thousands of Vulnerable Embedded Devices


[Interestingly, Aussieland is cut off the picture shown]

Researchers scanning the internet for vulnerable 
embedded devices have found nearly 21,000 
routers, webcams and VoIP products open to remote 
attack. Their administrative interfaces are 
viewable from anywhere on the internet and their 
owners have failed to change the manufacturer’s default password.

Linksys routers had the 
percent of vulnerable devices found in the United 
States ­ 45 percent of 2,729 routers that were 
publicly accessible still had a default password 
in place. <http://www.polycom.com/>Polycom VoIP 
units came in second, with default passwords 
lingering on about 29 percent of 585 devices accessible over the internet.


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